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Trail Blazers home to Lakers in NBA betting action

Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers
20-39 March 03, 2014, 10:00 | Moda Center 41-18



The Lakers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Trail Blazers in Portland at Moda Center on Monday in NBA action.

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 20-39 and 32-27 ATS so far this season, while the Trail Blazers are at 41-18 and 32-27 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 34-24-1, while the Lakers are 33-24-2.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Trail Blazers as -12.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 221, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Lakers taking on the No. 11-rated Trail Blazers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-92 win for the Trail Blazers on Monday.

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The Lakers were a 126-122 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (248) made winners of OVER bettors. Jordan Farmar went off for 30 points and added 0 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 126-122 win over Sacramento on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Portland won its last outing, a 102-96 result against the Nuggets on March 1. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Trail Blazers got 18 points from Robin Lopez as Portland ran past Denver 102-96 on Saturday at Moda Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 1-ranked offense (107.85 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 29 at 106.46 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 45.19% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (44.81% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles home to New Orleans, Tuesday, March 4th
Portland home to Atlanta, Wednesday, March 5th